Community Support is KeyWe care! When life throws a curve and hard decisions must be made, we are here to help. Learn more about the ways our organization can assist. And when you are ready, reach out. Our staff and volunteers are here to guide you through the process.
*available for equine only in Portage and surrounding Ohio counties.
Launched in 2024, STAI (Solutions to Avoid Intake) Program allows HTFAS to assist and support horse owners who need a short-term helping hand to keep their horses at home rather than surrender them to the rescue. Horses eligible for participation in this program will be horses whose owners have contacted HTFAS to surrender them, horses whose owners have requested help and horses previously adopted from HTFAS who are at risk of being returned due to short-term financial need. Assistance will be provided in the form of fundamental care (hay/feed), farrier care, routine vetting (floats, vaccinations, deworming), medications for chronic but manageable conditions (such as Cushing’s), and, if needed, euthanasia.
Thank you to the ASPCA/Right Horse for grant funding to launch this program. And a special note of thanks to West Virginia Horse Network for allowing HTFAS to copy the model of this successful and important program.
Owner Relinquish Initiative
In response to the fluctuating requests for criminal case assistance and realizing the growing need for help in our community, HTFAS introduced the Owner Relinquish Initiative in 2021. All owner relinquish requests will be approved. HTFAS will approve any request for an equine to be accepted into our program with consideration of 1) urgency of need; 2) effort of placement made by owner with guidance from HTFAS; 3) condition of animal(s) requiring attention. Requests will be prioritized on the basis of urgency along with Amish Retirement requests, and intake will be prioritized as capacity allows.